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Alignment and tolerancing of a cardioid condenser
Author(s): S. M. Prince; W. G. McGuigan
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Paper Abstract

Design details of a cardioid dark field condenser are shown ranging from the theoretical performance of a cardioid to the best-fit spherical surface. The manufacturing tolerances, fabrication techniques and debug methods are discussed for this condenser. The primary tolerances to be achieved are center thickness of the cardioid element and maintenance of its center of curvature relative to the focal plane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6676, Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing, 66760K (21 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740868
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S. M. Prince, Optics 1, Inc. (United States)
W. G. McGuigan, Optics 1, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6676:
Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing
José M. Sasian; Mitchell C. Ruda, Editor(s)

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